Geoff Keighley once again hosted The Game Awards, honouring achievements within the games industry from the past year. Titles such as Deathloop, It Takes Two and Psychonauts 2 were up for some of the top prizes – but of course a lot of viewers tuned in to see the big reveals.

Between giving out awards, developers unveiled new exciting projects in the works – from gameplay reveals to cinematic teasers. For those who didn’t want to stay up throughout the night to catch the show, below are the biggest announcements from The Games Awards 2021. You can also read up on the full list of winners here.

Star Wars Eclipse

Heavy Rain and Detroit: Become Human developer Quantic Dream announced they’re in early development on a new Star Wars title in collaboration with Lucasfilm Games. The flashy cinematic trailer is all we have for now and it’ll probably be a while before we hear anything about release dates.

Alan Wake 2

It’s been more than ten years since the first Alan Wake came out and now the much anticipated sequel is coming in 2023. Developer Remedy revealed that Alan Wake 2 will be a true survival horror game compared to their more action-orientated titles.

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League

It feels like an age since the first reveal but now we finally have actual gameplay for Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League. Rocksteady’s latest superhero title features fast and chaotic third-person action, and is set to release sometime next year.

Wonder Woman

One superhero game isn’t enough and so Monolith Productions – developers of Middle-Earth: Shadow of War – announced that they’re working on a Wonder Woman game. Unfortunately there really isn’t anything else besides that.

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Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II

After an impressive in-engine reveal some time ago, Ninja Theory finally showed off some cinematic gameplay for Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II. Unsurprisingly it looks stunning – and terrifying – but there’s still no news on a release window.

Sonic Frontiers

Sega finally confirmed the title of the blue hedgehog’s latest adventure, Sonic Frontiers, after numerous leaks. This “open-zone inspired experience” sees Sonic in what could be his biggest action adventure title yet, as shown through some in-game environments that the little speedster will be running through.

 

 

By Gavin Spoors

Gavin is a Freelance Writer, budding Screenwriter and Narrative Designer, and Gaming Editor for Filmhounds. He's particularly interested in story and narrative design, be it for a film, TV series or a game. His written work can be found at outlets such as Flip Screen, New Game+ and JumpCut PLAY.

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